Friday April 19th, 2024 11:24PM

Gainesville doctor, Buford man indicted for alleged pill-mill

By Hamilton Keener Anchor / Reporter

A doctor from Gainesville and a man from Buford are among four people who were recently indicted on federal charges for allegedly running a pill mill. 

A press release from the office of U.S. Attorney Ryan K. Buchanan said Isaac Sved, M.D., 65, of Gainesville was arraigned before U.S. Magistrate Judge Justin S. Anand last month. Sved and his alleged co-conspirators Dikla Rosh, 45, of Dunwoody, Lucciano Lopez, 27, of Sandy Springs and Bobby Lamar Mosley, Sr., 60, of Buford,  were indicted by a federal grand jury on January 9, 2024.

“Regrettably, the opioid epidemic has at times been fueled by physicians who abused their positions of trust in illegally prescribing excessive amounts of narcotics,” Buchanan said.  “Those who abuse the power of their medical profession to unlawfully profit must face the consequences of their actions.”

Buchanan said Sved was an Atlanta-area physician registered with the DEA to prescribe controlled substances, including oxycodone. Sved ran two clinics, FamCare in Roswell and Valere Medical PC in Buford.

Sved was the only physician prescribing for both clinics and allegedly prescribed excessive amounts of controlled substances in dangerous combinations. Rosh managed FamCare and Lopez worked as a medical assistant. 

The indictment alleges patients recived minimal or non-existent medical examinations or tests before Sved prescribed them substances such as Oxycodone, Alprazolam, and Carisoprodol. 

“The indictment further alleges that Sved falsified patient files to make it appear that the patient had been evaluated on certain dates when, in fact, the patient was not even present at the clinics,” the release said. 

Sved allegedly received large amounts of cash from “sponsors” such as co-conspirator Mosley, Sr. who procured prescriptions on behalf of supposed clients, some of whom were never examined. 

Robert J. Murphy, the Special Agent in Charge of the DEA Atlanta Division commented on the case, “DEA investigators will continue to aggressively pursue the unlawful dispensing practices of healthcare providers, as was the case with Dr. Sved. The DEA is committed to making sure healthcare providers are abiding by the law.”

Security guards armed with firearms were allegedly hired by Sved to patrol and protect the clinics as apart of the operation.

Sved was arraigned on federal charges of conspiracy to possess, and possession, with intent to distribute controlled substances, maintaining a premises for drug trafficking, possession of a firearm in furtherance of a drug trafficking crime and money laundering. 

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